A UNIQUE FULL DAY EXPERIENCE CONNECTING WITH NATURE
Rio Lagartos and Las Coloradas
RIO LAGARTOS AND LAS COLORADAS
The North Coast of the Yucatan is a treasure trove of hidden gems. Let us take you away from the Caribbean for a day to explore the unique pink lagoons and coastal mangrove rivers packed with wildlife, to the salt flats home to the largest flock of pink flamingo in North America.
A nature lover's dream, the Rio Lagartos nature reserve is a fascinating environment to explore by boat. The salt-water river winds its way through dense mangrove forest home to hundreds of bird species and crocodiles, leading us to the breeding ground of the enigmatic pink flamingo. Decide for yourself which is the more impressive sight - the flock of thousands of pink birds or the deep pink color of the waters. The fact that few travelers venture this far only adds to the beauty and authentic vibe of the village of Las Coloradas, where we walk sandy streets and eat straight from the fishermen's catch.
This is a truly worthwhile experience full of unique vistas and incredible photo opportunities. We top it off by visiting a fantastic cenote to freshen up on the return journey home. The cenotes of Yucatan are just as varied as around Tulum, but with virtually none of the visitors. Trust us, you are in for a real treat.
Pristine nature reserve
Birdlife, flamingos & crocodiles
Authentic fisherman vibes & lunch
Monday and Thursday
Or on demand
Transportation in air-conditioned Van
Mexico Kan Tours guide
All entrance fees
Water and snacks (fruit, seeds and granola bars)
"Yucatan At its Finest!"...
Rio Lagartos Tour
7am : Pick up
Road to Rio Lagartos
Rio Lagartos by boat
Visit las Coloradas pink lagoons
Swim in a stunning Cenote
7pm : Drop Off
Those interested in beautiful landscapes and nature photography
Great for a family day out or simply to get away from the busier Riviera Maya for something more off the beaten track.
Please note there is a travel time of 3 hours from Tulum to Rio Lagartos
We recommend that clients bring:
- Comfortable clothes and shoes (sport sandals ok)
- Bathing suit, sun glasses, towel
- Camera & binoculars
- Sun protection (bio degradable, but preferably clothes to aid with sun protection)
- Insect repellent (eco friendly)
- Water sandals
- Some cash
Please note that there are no ATM machines in the area, nor do any of the vendors accept credit cards.
The guides, drivers and waitress appreciate tips for their excellent service. Anyway it s also thanks to them that you will leave with many great memories!